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Ubisoft Financials

Ubisoft reports first-half 2017-2018 sales and earnings, showing an upswing they explain thusly: "Group's outperformance once again buoyed by its strategy of extending game experiences and by new high-quality offerings." As for the big numbers, they say: "Gross margin rose to 83.7% of sales and €390.1 million in absolute value terms (compared with 80.5% and €226.4 million in the first six months of 2016-17). Ubisoft ended the first half of 2017-18 with non-IFRS operating income of €3.1 million versus a non-IFRS operating loss of €61.8 million in first-half 2016-17." One interesting element noted by Gamasutra is that for the first time Ubi's microtransactions brought in more revenue than digital game sales alone. The financial news includes word from the boss:

Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We continue to offer players outstanding game experiences with unrivalled variety - ranging from Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle to Assassin's Creed Origins, and including South Park: The Fractured but Whole. In addition to these new releases, players are engaging with a large amount of additional high-quality content which provides them with longer-term entertainment. This includes Blood Orchid, the recent major update to Rainbow Six Siege, and Ghost War, the highly-acclaimed PvP mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands. And it doesn't stop there: in the coming weeks we will notably release Resistance, a massive free update to The Division, and South Park: Phone Destroyer, a free-to-play mobile game. Our commitment to providing high-quality game experiences and supporting them for the long term is driven by the importance we place on our player communities. This winning content strategy drove a 66% surge in our sales for the first half of 2017-18 - largely exceeding our targets - as well as a sharp increase in our earnings."

Guillemot concluded "The quality of our new releases is the result of our effort to transform our model and make our business more profitable and recurring. Given longer development lead times, our talents can fully express their creative visions and therefore maximize the potential of our games. The success of these releases - notably the 100%2 sales growth for Assassin's Creed Origins - combined with solid live operations demonstrate that Ubisoft is ideally positioned to deliver further growth in future fiscal years, both in terms of financial performance and shareholder value."

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44. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 9, 2017, 09:44 RedEye9
 
NKD wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 03:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 20:02:
NKD wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:57:
You thought he was trying to pass that off as an actual accurate statistic? I didn't get that impression at all.
If JDreyer had scribbled it on aged papyrus scrolls he would have swallowed it hook, line and sinker. drops mic

Maybe if JD had made some prophecies about how we are on the precipice of Armageddon he could have mixed that other thing in there and gotten away with it!

By the way, where is that Armageddon anyway?
Careful, lest you get eviscerated with "facts". :Wink:
 
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43. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 9, 2017, 03:23 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 20:02:
NKD wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:57:
You thought he was trying to pass that off as an actual accurate statistic? I didn't get that impression at all.
If JDreyer had scribbled it on aged papyrus scrolls he would have swallowed it hook, line and sinker. drops mic

Maybe if JD had made some prophecies about how we are on the precipice of Armageddon he could have mixed that other thing in there and gotten away with it!

By the way, where is that Armageddon anyway?
 
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42. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 21:18 Kxmode
 
I said my piece. You all know where I stand.  
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41. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 21:15 Dacote
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:16:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:43:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:35:
In his defense, KX has a history of taking things very literally.


If someone is going to post snide comments about a game I like make sure to use actual facts and not hyperbolic, truthiness stats. Your point will go much further and have weight.
I was using the numbers metaphorically. It's a rhetorical flourish. Others got it. Interesting that you're taking exception.

You've been unusually nitpicky of late. Everything okay man?
From the looks of it somebody is definitely having a bad hair day.
 
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40. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 21:12 Kxmode
 
NKD wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:57:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:37:
I am saying I take issue with it because you used meaningless numbers not backed up by anything factual to create a point. Hyperbolic statements passed off as facts is misinformation.

You thought he was trying to pass that off as an actual accurate statistic? I didn't get that impression at all.

No. He was implying the people who support micro transitions are of the type he described (e.g., "1%", "$10,000", etc.). It's not the numbers per se, it is the intended meaning behind the numbers. In other words, the implication is those that support micro-transaction are somehow the enemy of PC gaming based on fake stats. I took issue with it and called him out on it. I am not wrong for doing so.
 
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39. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 21:01 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 20:02:
NKD wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:57:
You thought he was trying to pass that off as an actual accurate statistic? I didn't get that impression at all.
If JDreyer had scribbled it on aged papyrus scrolls he would have swallowed it hook, line and sinker. drops mic

Do you want me to eviscerate your post with facts? Because your post is how you achieve that reaction. Just a fair warning.
 
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38. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 20:02 RedEye9
 
NKD wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:57:
You thought he was trying to pass that off as an actual accurate statistic? I didn't get that impression at all.
If JDreyer had scribbled it on aged papyrus scrolls he would have swallowed it hook, line and sinker. drops mic
 
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37. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 19:57 NKD
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:37:
I am saying I take issue with it because you used meaningless numbers not backed up by anything factual to create a point. Hyperbolic statements passed off as facts is misinformation.

You thought he was trying to pass that off as an actual accurate statistic? I didn't get that impression at all.
 
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36. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 19:49 RedEye9
 
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:35:
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 15:34:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 14:40:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:08:
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 00:46:
...but do you hate that 1% who throws $10k at the game? Cause those people are bankrolling development for the rest of us. Not that our $60 doesn't count, but theirs counts a lot more.

Wouldn't you agree that if it's only cosmetic or convenience, then who really cares?

You do realize you're arguing about made up stats, right?

Of course the stats are made up. The accuracy of the numbers isn't the point. It's that there's a tiny fraction of whales, then there's the rest of us.

Seemed obvious you were exaggerating for a point.

In his defense, KX has a history of taking things very literally.

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35. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 19:37 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:16:
I was using the numbers metaphorically. It's a rhetorical flourish. Others got it. Interesting that you're taking exception.

You've been unusually nitpicky of late. Everything okay man?

Everything's swell.

Regarding your comment, "Well, there's the 99% "we" who hate this shit. Then there's the 1% "we" that spend $10,000 on DLC/MT/lootboxes/gambling/hats"

That comment is intended to persuade your point, and it is directed it towards those of us who support in-game transactions. We are not the "enemy." That is my nitpick. I am not trying to be difficult, I am saying I take issue with it because you used meaningless numbers not backed up by anything factual to create a point. Hyperbolic statements passed off as facts is misinformation.
 
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34. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 19:36 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:38:
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 16:33:
This isn't a presidential debate. We don't actually have the data but can make a reasonable assumption. Which is what he did, a reasonable assumption somewhat exaggerated to just prove it's a small amount.

The actual amount is moot, the point is it's a very small fraction.

Hyperbole is NEVER a valid point. If it were people could say whatever that want and pass it off as factual. "Truthiness" is the word Stephen Colbert and his writers came up with to describe my point.

But the numbers aren't the point, the proportion is.
 
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33. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 19:16 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:43:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:35:
In his defense, KX has a history of taking things very literally.


If someone is going to post snide comments about a game I like make sure to use actual facts and not hyperbolic, truthiness stats. Your point will go much further and have weight.
I was using the numbers metaphorically. It's a rhetorical flourish. Others got it. Interesting that you're taking exception.

You've been unusually nitpicky of late. Everything okay man?
 
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32. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 18:43 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:35:
In his defense, KX has a history of taking things very literally.


If someone is going to post snide comments about a game I like make sure to use actual facts and not hyperbolic, truthiness stats. Your point will go much further and have weight.
 
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31. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 18:38 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 16:33:
This isn't a presidential debate. We don't actually have the data but can make a reasonable assumption. Which is what he did, a reasonable assumption somewhat exaggerated to just prove it's a small amount.

The actual amount is moot, the point is it's a very small fraction.

Hyperbole is NEVER a valid point. If it were people could say whatever that want and pass it off as factual. "Truthiness" is the word Stephen Colbert and his writers came up with to describe my point.
 
Avatar 18786
 
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30. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 18:35 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 15:34:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 14:40:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:08:
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 00:46:
...but do you hate that 1% who throws $10k at the game? Cause those people are bankrolling development for the rest of us. Not that our $60 doesn't count, but theirs counts a lot more.

Wouldn't you agree that if it's only cosmetic or convenience, then who really cares?

You do realize you're arguing about made up stats, right?

Of course the stats are made up. The accuracy of the numbers isn't the point. It's that there's a tiny fraction of whales, then there's the rest of us.

Seemed obvious you were exaggerating for a point.

In his defense, KX has a history of taking things very literally.

 
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29. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 16:33 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 16:13:
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 15:34:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 14:40:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:08:
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 00:46:
...but do you hate that 1% who throws $10k at the game? Cause those people are bankrolling development for the rest of us. Not that our $60 doesn't count, but theirs counts a lot more.

Wouldn't you agree that if it's only cosmetic or convenience, then who really cares?

You do realize you're arguing about made up stats, right?

Of course the stats are made up. The accuracy of the numbers isn't the point. It's that there's a tiny fraction of whales, then there's the rest of us.

Seemed obvious you were exaggerating for a point.

Hyperbole is never a valid point.

This isn't a presidential debate. We don't actually have the data but can make a reasonable assumption. Which is what he did, a reasonable assumption somewhat exaggerated to just prove it's a small amount.

The actual amount is moot, the point is it's a very small fraction.
 
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28. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 16:13 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 15:34:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 14:40:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:08:
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 00:46:
...but do you hate that 1% who throws $10k at the game? Cause those people are bankrolling development for the rest of us. Not that our $60 doesn't count, but theirs counts a lot more.

Wouldn't you agree that if it's only cosmetic or convenience, then who really cares?

You do realize you're arguing about made up stats, right?

Of course the stats are made up. The accuracy of the numbers isn't the point. It's that there's a tiny fraction of whales, then there's the rest of us.

Seemed obvious you were exaggerating for a point.

Hyperbole is never a valid point.
 
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27. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 15:43 Slick
 
Le sigh.  
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26. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 15:34 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 14:40:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:08:
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 00:46:
...but do you hate that 1% who throws $10k at the game? Cause those people are bankrolling development for the rest of us. Not that our $60 doesn't count, but theirs counts a lot more.

Wouldn't you agree that if it's only cosmetic or convenience, then who really cares?

You do realize you're arguing about made up stats, right?

Of course the stats are made up. The accuracy of the numbers isn't the point. It's that there's a tiny fraction of whales, then there's the rest of us.

Seemed obvious you were exaggerating for a point.
 
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25. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 15:23 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:57:
Angrius Maximis wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 09:28:
I micro transaction the SHIT out UBI Soft games. I cant help it. They have cool stuff in there. So yeah. I like them and love you all
“A fool and his money are soon parted”

There's a huge difference between the cash shop in ACO and GW2 and the cash shop in Star Citizen. One is for inconsequential, vanity items. The other is for a product that doesn't exist.
 
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